If I'm honest I have only read two books so far about Wicca. You may think I dont have much to compare this to, but the truth is I cannot put it down.
As someone who is new to the craft, Scotts creative and magical style of writing in parts of the book really capture the essence of every amazing aspect of Wicca. Whilst doing this, everything is laid out so well, and he really makes Wiccan belief, ritual and rites so easy to digest and understand.
At the back of the book, Scott has provided a reference to other books, magazines, groups and occult stockists, which people that live in America may find useful.
My personal favourite part of the book is the standing stones book of shadows that he has included, it is such a great basis for me to start rituals, going through procedures step by step. He really does allow room for your own way of conducting things too. Included in this is a great reference section of herbs, colours, luna charts, invocations and relating to specific deities etc.
I love the way he writes about the Sabbats and helps you to celebrate and appreciate these as part of your religion. He even includes a few recipies and ideas for decorations.
What is particually good is that Scott also touches on other types of magic such as runes and crystal magic, which you can also explore.
If you're new to the craft or if you want a sound reference point; this is definatley the book for you. Also if you are one of those people who finds it easier to learn by watching or doing as opposed to reading, you needn't worry, as you cant go wrong with this book.
I think the only possible flaw may be if you are incrediably experienced and know Wicca like the back of your hand. It may not cover everything in quite as much depth as you like, (for example it barely touches on reincarnation) but it does provide a great stepping stone, and introduces you to things that you can then look up further. If you think this is the case, maybe the sequel is for you?? I cannot wait to get my hands on that!